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Fabian Schmid · Schmid Bilder

I’m a film photographer from Bern, Switzerland, with an emphasis on travel and editorial photography.

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:57:24 +0000


Bern: July-December 2017

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:42:24 +0000

I post photos of Bern every 6-12 months, so I’m now adding the months the photos were taken in to the title of the posts. Very important information, right? Anyways, these 27 photos are from the second half of 2017 and most of them were taken either at (my former) home – a great, large duplex apartment that I shared with friends for a little more than four years – or on the route Seraina and I often chose when going for a walk through the city: from Eigerplatz down to Marzili, crossing the Aare river on the Dalmazi bridge, and walking along the river until the Bear pit, before making our way back uptown through the old quarter and past the train […]

Coffee Guide Bern

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:28:53 +0000

I think it was in summer 2016 that Coffee Circle were looking for people to write coffee-themed guides of the cities they lived in (or they visited). Though it took me months to begin working on mine about the city of Bern, I finally finished it last fall – and a few months later, it was published on their website. I'm quite content with most of the photos and happy to share my favorite places to have coffee in my hometown.


Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:59:25 +0000

I was planning on posting 2017's best of or flashback post earlier than last year's. Instead, I'm posting it much later, how about that! 2017 seemed like the fastest year in my life. It was the first full year of full-time self-employment for me and my office was still my bedroom in a shared apartment. It definitely won't be next year, though. There were many highlights, many new plans made, lots of wonderful places visited, delicious food tasted, and great things experienced.

Traveling Light – Part 2

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:17:41 +0000

As announced about a month ago, here's the second part of my Traveling Light pictures. I was delighted when I got more scans back from the lab and was remind once again of this inspiring event and of the great people I met there. Once again, though, I wish I had taken more photos. Almost two months have passed since the film photography gathering in Torroella de Montgrí. The inspiration and motivation to take action and change a lot of things was huge at first – and although it has faded a little bit, it's still here.

Grindelwald First

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:13:28 +0000

We were going to hike and spend time in the Alps much more this summer, but somehow, time passed by way too fast. So this was our last trip of the summer to the mountains and it wasn’t even much of a hike either. And though it was very crowded – lots of Chinese tourists – and despite the overcast weather it was nice and the views were beautiful. Also, the closer we got to the lake in the last picture, the less crowded it got.


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:53:28 +0000

It took me some time to post this but it's much better to look at those photos from this past summer in the Swiss Alps now that it's cold out. Oeschinensee is a mountain lake with a wonderful blue color in a region that offers many hiking routes, from an hour short to a few days long. We chose a rather short one for a day-trip we had long been waiting for. It took us a few hours to walk from the cable car station to the lake, halfway around, and back. The views were gorgeous.

Traveling Light – Part 1

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:48:41 +0000

A few weeks ago, the film photography gathering Traveling Light took place for the very first time in a beautiful Catalan small town called Torroella de Montgrí. It was an amazing event with amazing people, the speakers were super interesting and highly inspiring and being around so many like-minded people was huge. This community felt really inclusive and supportive in so many ways. I recommend every film photographer to attend the conference next year.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:42:45 +0000

Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities, not least because it has some of the world's finest restaurants and excellent coffee. So this summer, I got to stay two full weeks in Denmark's beautiful capital. The first week was spent in a big house with a bunch of friends and at a nearby gym, training all day at the BJJ Globetrotters summer camp – with a daily break for brunch of course.


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:45:22 +0000

I had been to Hamburg a couple of times before, but I never really spent much time there. All of my visits were very brief, like hanging out a few hours at the bus station on a 24h trip from Copenhagen to Bern. Or just visiting for a few hours to see a football game. This time, though, we had four full days to really see things, do stuff, and – most of all – eat things. Four days still aren't very long, but we had a terrific time and actually saw and did a ton of things. We rented a beautiful Airbnb apartment right next to Planten un Blomen park and very close to the bustling Karolinenviertel and alternative Sternschanze area.

Print Shop – Launch + 10% Discount

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:17:42 +0000

I am very excited to announce that, as of today, I offer high-quality prints of selected photographs for sale. I have worked on the print shop for the last eight months and am now able to offer a selection of black-and-white and color prints. All black-and-white prints are handmade in Switzerland by myself. Color prints are made and shipped through a partner. Committed to providing art that lasts, I work with the best materials available. The paper used for silver gelatin prints is Ilfobrom Galerie Fiber, a beautiful museum quality paper that has been used by artists all over the world for decades. For giclée prints (all color prints), I use Hahnemühle Photo Rag.